Pitt Cyber Announces Fall 2020 Accelerator Grant Recipients

Pitt Cyber is pleased to announce its awardees for the Fall 2020 Pitt Cyber Accelerator Grants Program (PCAG). PCAG provides support for projects that aim to establish or reinforce Pitt and Pitt Cyber as places of distinction and excellence in cyber studies and practice. 

Today, Pitt Cyber, the School of Computing and Information, GSPIA’s Ford Institute for Human Security, Pitt IT, and the Honors College announced the winners of Hacking4Humanity 2020

Hacking4Humanity is Pitt’s annual multidisciplinary hackathon and was launched in 2019, with a focus on human trafficking. This year, participants in the virtual hackathon were asked to develop a solution for mitigating digital disinformation. Pitt students were invited to compete in three tracks: 

Pitt Cyber announced today it is part of a team that received Pitt Year of Engagement funding to support “A Collaboration to Bring Data Jam Learning Experience to Underserved High Schools and Develop Curricula to Interest Youth in Learning Data Analytics.” The effort will support the

Pitt Cyber announced today it received an $85,000 grant from the Hillman Foundation to support the efforts of the Pittsburgh Task Force on Public Algorithms. The Pittsburgh Task Force on Public Algorithms seeks to establish best practices and practical guidance for Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh to ensure algorithmic accountability and equity for all residents.

Pitt Cyber announced that Yu-Ru Lin and Amin Rahimian are joining Pitt Cyber as affiliate scholars.

Pitt Cyber affiliate scholars are drawn from faculty across the University of Pittsburgh and are selected for their excellence in cyber-themed research and teaching. Affiliate scholars are a source for transdisciplinary collaboration and innovation across Pitt and beyond.


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